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feed michael it says we strongly condemn the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, and the tragic loss of life. that sounds pretty good. but when you read it in arabic. it says, the shura council condemns abuse of the holy prophet. to the english-speaking audience, they say this is horrible. and to the arab speaking audience they say this movie we can't believe it. we have to work with these people. it's a new democracy but their loyalties are a limb mixed. >> right, and we saw the libyan government condemn the attack in pretty strong terms as well. i'll quote my former colleague chris dickey. this is all local government in the end. this is all happening on the local level. the brotherhood wants the governing power. the last guy who had u.s. support was thrown out of office with mobs in the streets. they have to be careful how they present their relationship the the with the stews. they offered what happened. it started at 10:00 p.m. chris stevens a regional security officer and a third person who was killed, john smith, they were caught alone in the main building
not secret. when ambassador stevens was moving from tripoli to benghazi, he was doing public events. his schedule was known ahead of time. so i have a perhaps a different perspective because in libya right now, there are militias that are both internal and external. the whole eastern part of libya right now is under the control of islamic extremists, east of benghazi. there are towns where the government has not control where extremists have gained a foothold and there's no way of knowing whether they're domestic or foreign. >> eliot: even though there has been a democratic process in libya, there is a government which we obviously recognize and have somewhat cordial relationships with, the actual capacity of the government to control the way we think of government control and territory is limited especially as you say in the eastern part. >> there are consistent attacks that have been undertaken in libya against the government by elements of rem nines of a gadhafi regime, islamic extremists. there have been power outa
a statement on the attacks in benghazi where we are learning that an american ambassador is among those killed. a rocket attack killed the u.s. ambassador, christopher stevens. the official statement from the president condemns the benghazi attacks and says the united states will increase security at diplomatic embassies around the world. cairo condemned protests. and many people interpreted those tweets as being tied to yesterday's attacks. but the obama administration said no one in washington approved that statement, and it does not reflect the views of the u.s. government. president obama is also clarifying reports that he denied a meeting with israel prime mainer in netenyahu. his office says they got snubbed when they requested a meeting with the president. the obama administration said there was no request for a meeting and they had a conversation over the telephone. current's morning news block. >>you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. >>sharp tongue, quick whit and above all, politically direct. >>you just think there is no low they won't go
the tragedies in benghazi and unrest in cairo. on the other hand i think they really are -- they know their only chance right now, i think, is not so much hyping economic trouble, but hyping fear of the president. >> john: uh-huh. >> and the belief that he is a muslim and he sympathizes with our attackers and all of that crap. i think that's where they are going. >> john: i think you are right, joan. i think there are some republicans and social conservatives and moderates that mitt really lost this week that no debate performance will win back. were you surprised to see the ineptness of him blaming the president -- >> in an embassy that was about to come under siege. one staffer who was probably afraid that what did happen was going to happen, was trying to -- you know say something conciliatory -- >> john: yes, i think it was actually a smart move. >> yeah. saying we're not part of that -- >> john: it was unauthorized. >> it was unauthorized. i just think campaigns make mistakes, and it was possible for mitt romney to say my campaign released something u
in benghazi the populous, right unarmed populous actually took over the militia headquarters and threw them out of benghazi. >> including the militia that is believed to be linked to the murder of our ambassador. >> bill: right. which is certainly a good sign, right? >> yeah. >> bill: the other challenge i guess facing the president joe in new york is that he follows -- the general assemblies with his speech today, he follows the fiery remarks of ahmadinejad yesterday. what do we do about him? do we sort of ignore him? does the president have to respond? >> you wait. he will be out of office in a few months. >> bill: he will. >> there are elections in iran next -- i think it is march and there will be a new president. ahmadinejad is much diminished. people thought -- >> bill: tell me about this to start with. >> people thought he was the dictator of iran. they were comparing him to hitler. that's not true. the president actually does not have that much power. the supreme leader, the ayatollah homaney includes
in benghazi where there actually is no u.s. embassy, it's not the capital of libya, was premeditated, pre-planned, which means there weren't some muslims who weren't automatically offended by this film showed up and assassinated the u.s. ambassador with rocket-propelled grenades. if anything that was a smokescreen or cover for a jihadist group to cover out a well-orchestrated attack. >> cenk: max, that's absolutely true. but there is no question that there were people significantly angry about this in egypt where they ripped the american flag, though with no arms and not organized. these guys apparently are happy with that. the extremist muslims in egypt are happy with it. that's why they promoted this movie and put it on egyptian tv. they're happy with it. are we getting caught in the cross fires of these fundamentalists. >> the point i was going to make that the long-term goal of this strange axis behind this film, which consists, as you said, christian right extremists like steve klein who is a veteran anti-muslim organizer in california and extremeist egyptian coptic exiles in the u.s
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